Tech News

  • Customize

    Published: Tuesday, March 13, 2001 | By: Dennis

    In an effort to make Ninjalane stand out from the crowd I have started adding some "custom" features. The first of these features is color scheme. There are 4 colors to choose from and when a choice is made a cookie will store your decision.

    As of this writing only two pages are using the themes. In the next few weeks I plan to expand this to include all of the top-level pages, and then maybe the rest of the site.

  • Hercules Prophet 4500

    Published: Monday, March 12, 2001 | By: Dennis

    Hercules has announced a new video card that is rumored to be faster than the Nvidia GeForce2 MX and in some cases faster than the GF2 Ultra.

    The Prophet 4500 is using the Kyro II chip with 64MB 128Bit SDRAM memory. The RamDac is clocked at 270MHz, which is really one of its major downfalls, though not the only one. The chip only supports AGP 2x.

    Regardless from some of the initial benchmarks show this card to be a strong contender for the mid-priced video card market. You can read more about this card and the technology behind it at Riva Station and at Gamers Depot

  • Remove those ICQ banners.

    Published: Monday, March 12, 2001 | By: Dennis

    I've seen quite a few hacks to remove the banners from your ICQ message boxes but this one is by far the most complete. If you use ICQ I suggest that you read this.

  • Build your own 1U server

    Published: Monday, March 12, 2001 | By: Dennis

    I saw this at the virtualhideout this last weekend. I know this is somewhat old but the project is pretty dang cool. Using an old 486, Slackware Linux, some plexiglass, and a Compact Flash "SmartMedia" card they have created a 1U rackmounted webserver.

    Reminds me of the "Bare Bones" webserver that I created just this last week.
    Mirror site:

  • Windows XP reg crack

    Published: Thursday, March 8, 2001 | By: Dennis

    Its been pretty slow on the hardware front lately, Only a handful of hardware stuff has been posted.
    Though I did see this over at that someone has already cracked Microsoft's new registeration scheme that will be coming with the XP release of Windows and Office. (it's pretty simple too).

  • Zero Wing, Game of the week

    Published: Thursday, March 8, 2001 | By: Dennis

    I thought that I would post something fun, so here it goes.
    All your base are belong to us, and the game that started it. You can dowload the ROM and emulator at Classic gaming or from our own files section. I grabbed the Sega version ROM and a emulator that works on Windows systems. So download and enjoy.

    This isn't my software so please don't complain to me if it doesn't work

  • BattleBots

    Published: Wednesday, March 7, 2001 | By: Dennis

    This is a little off the subject but I've been watching this series on Comedy Centeral called BattleBots and have become quite intrigued with it.

    Maybe for my next "mod" I'll build a battlebot. I could use un-smoothed case edges as weapons, we all know how deadly they are.

  • Intel to push 400MHz DDR Memory

    Published: Monday, March 5, 2001 | By: Dennis

    Just when things where getting good, Intel has pushed to make it better. Intel Corp. is pushing the DRAM industry to develop a 400MHz DDR memory chip for the PC. This is not to replace the ill-fated Rambus solution for Intel processors but rather to give options to customers (something long overdue from the Intel) and the new 400MHz memory would match the 400MHz FSB of the new P4 processor.

    Looks like I'll be waiting for a bit to upgrade.

  • Doesn't look good for Apple

    Published: Sunday, March 4, 2001 | By: Dennis

    It looks like Apple is going to release an operating system in a similiar fashion as Microsoft ("buggy"). Many Mac users use their systems for Video production and even the new machines come with DVD-R's. But Mac OS X can't even read a DVD much less write one... Ouch.

  • ServerWorks at it again

    Published: Saturday, March 3, 2001 | By: Dennis

    I was checking out the news at today and noticed this article. It talks about what ServerWorks has in store for the XEON line of Intel processors.
    The gist of the article is this. They will be producing a DDR chipset called the "Grand Champion HE". It will be capable of 6.4 GBytes/second of memory bandwidth, support 2-way and 4-way processor configurations, and will be the first to support the PCI-X bus. Pretty exciting but will most likely be too expensive for the "average" user.